Prof. Stevenson has been involved with the Museum of Communication in Burntisland, Fife, for over 30 years, having been a longstanding colleague and friend of the late founder of the collection, Harry Matthews.
Prof. Heinz Wolff, who opened the first Orkney Science Festival in 1991, went on to become a good family friend and Patron of the Museum of Communication.
With the Festival this year being delivered online, Prof. Stevenson’s opening talk, ‘As Far As Thought Can Reach’, will be accessible to anyone anywhere with internet access. He will highlight some of the developments in technology in the thirty years since the first Orkney Science Festival and then look forward to see what the next three decades might have in store for Orkney. For energy, for work, for survival, he asks – how will Orkney look in the world of 2050?